The Escea ST900 fireplace is Escea’s smaller, easy-to-install fireplace with our most natural-looking flame display, perfect for rooms in which ambience is the focus, rather than heat. The ST900 has been a huge success in New Zealand and the USA since its original launch in 2009, and Escea is excited to announce its official launch in the Australian market this December.
It’s time to say goodbye to the fireplace that started it all. The IB Series was first released in 2005, and quickly became homeowners’, architects’ and dealers’ first choice of gas fireplace for its market-leading efficiency, sleek appearance, and high heat output.
Escea will launch its range of efficient, sleek gas fireplaces in Oslo on 2-3 December 2013, shaking up the Norwegian fireplace market with a healthy dose of Antipodean innovation.
In July, Escea’s CEO Nigel Bamford and Marketing Manager Mark Cowden participated in the 2013 Better By Design US Study Tour. Along with other innovators in the New Zealand business world, Mark and Nigel visited world-leading, innovative US-based businesses, from internet giant Google to robotic surgery pioneer Intuitive Surgical. Some of the businesses the Escea team found most inspiring were:
There’s lots of Escea news this week! Along with the new Quadrato Lite fascia, we’re excited to announce the release of new Escea fascia colours, Titanium Silver and Volcanic Black, which will gradually replace the current Metallic Silver and Satin Black on all other indoor fireplace fascias. The new colours are warmer and slightly textured, making them more durable, easier to clean, and more resistant to marks and fingerprints. Or, in short, they’re really quite stunning.
The new colours will be in production from 1 November. Also from 1 November, the Escea logo will be printed on the bottom right corner of the glass (it’s currently set in relief on the inner fascia frame or printed on the bottom right corner of the fascia).
Titanium Silver was inspired by the lustrous, lightweight strength of titanium. Just as Titanium is strong yet light – it has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal – Escea fireplaces are incredibly high-performing, yet exceptionally sleek and beautiful.
Escea is pleased to announce the release of our new DL Series fascia, Quadrato Lite, created in response to greater demand for frameless-style fascias. Quadrato Lite has a narrower outer fascia frame than the regular Quadrato (Squared) fascia, making it sleeker with a minimal profile. Check out the range here, or click through for more images:
Escea DX Series fireplaces have officially received a CE Mark, meaning that they can now be sold anywhere in the European Union! Even better, during efficiency testing for the CE Mark, our DX1500 received a rating of 95%, making it the most efficient gas fireplace of its kind in Europe. Escea is already exporting to Scandinavia and the UK, and we can’t wait to start bringing a slice of Kiwi ingenuity to homes everywhere from the Pyrenees to Prague.
So, why will Europe love the DX Series?
1. Smart Heat
Smart Heat allows users to operate their fires anytime, from anywhere.
Escea is pleased to announce that our DL Series fireplace reached the finals of the 2013 Best Awards competition. The Awards celebrate New Zealand’s best product, interactive, spatial, and graphic design. Escea designer Alex Hodge attended the awards last Friday, and says, “It was a great night for Escea – being a finalist in the Awards is a satisfying reward for the effort we have put into the design of the DL Series, from fascia designs to the Smart Heat intelligent control system.”
This is our entry:
Escea has released a new flue solution for D Series (DL850, DL1100, DX1000, and DX1500) gas fireplaces with flue runs longer than four metres. A combination of aluminium flexi pipes and poly pro extensions allow flue runs up to 12 metres, offering even greater flexibility in planning and installation.
Escea is pleased to announce that our brand new website is live. Along with new information about our latest innovations, including Heat Ducting technology and our revolutionary Smart Heat control system, the new website is mobile- and tablet-friendly. 30% of our website visitors view Escea on mobile devices, so we have updated our website to meet the growing demand.
Our website is also slowly becoming multilingual as we welcome Swedish and Norwegian distributors on board.